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Household Cyclopedia of 1881


Published 1881
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"As the object of all study, and the end of all wisdom, is practical utility, so a collection, of the most approved Receipts, in all the arts of Domestic and Social Life, may be considered as a volume containing nearly the whole of the wisdom of man, worthy of preservation. In truth, the present volume has been compiled under the feeling, that if all other books of Science in the world were destroyed, this single volume would be found to embody the results of the useful experience, observations, and discoveries of mankind during the past ages of the world.


Publisher Matthew Spong
Year 1881
Pages 813
Language English
Book contributor Matthew Spong
Collection folkscanomy; additional_collections
Notes This book is also available from my personal website at http://www.mspong.org/cyclopedia/

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Reviewer: hgoodall - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 4, 2014
Subject: This is a must for every survival library
Every good prepper and survivalist ought to have this book in their library. I understand the ways of Victorian England and America. I can translate any recipe and formula.
Reviewer: momgoose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2006
Subject: Excellent Resource!
I have a newer edition of this book, it comes with a small encyclopedia (they are fairly sure in that edition, for instance, that things like the auto-mobile and telephone are going to catch on). This appears to be a facsimile of an earlier edition, with the trials and tribulations of the person who made it available on line getting it online included.

This is an invaluable resource to the person studying the ways things were done in that time, though I've found that the instructions especially for medicine and cooking rely a lot on all ready knowing what the Victorian household looks like and works like.

A terrific find!
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